Iqbal Day, Holiday & Interior Ministry
Whenever any event, festival or special Day is coming thousands of
people started to search about holiday in Pakistan. People ask
their friends, relatives, search on internet, questions on Facebook
and all other platforms from where one can confirm about the
Recently almost all media channels in Pakistan confused people by
first airing the news that Iqbal Day (9th November) will be public
holiday but after some time media claimed that there will be no
public holiday on Iqbal Day. People were so confused that they
started to share different info-graphics, images, status on
Facebook, twitter regarding this.
Interior Ministry of Pakistan announces public holidays through
notifications. I was wondering why Interior Minister is not using
its Twitter profile properly to announce these type of holidays. It
will be great if Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
takes serious notice of this and also makes Facebook page of
Interior Minister and also advertises it. This will help general
public as they will get to know credible announcement regarding
these types of holidays.
Interior Ministry notifications can be seen on their website on the
bottom of the website however it is not quite easily visible to
Facebook, Twitter and Google + buttons are also given on website
but they are also not integrated with their respective accounts.
More than 15 million Pakistanis are on Facebook which means if
Interior Ministry announces anything about holiday on their page
this will surely be viral and people will not be confused. Interior
Ministry must also use Twitter account, their website (but at least
highlight notification section) and all other platforms to announce
I also hope that all Government institutions which deals with
public uses these social media platforms properly so that people
can easily get information are not depended on media in Pakistan
which most of the time confuses people.